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give you a headache. is the controversial device now being used to target young people here in washington, d.c.? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we want to get to the breaking news we're following. a magnitude 7 earthquake has rumbled the new zealand city of christ church. the quake caused minor damage so far but there are some reports of injuries. i want to bring in dr. sebastian koga the neuro surgeon joining from us christ church hospital, quite close to the epicenter of the quake, i think about 20 miles or so. what do you see, doctor? give shaking and it seemed to go on and on. i stood in a doorway and it was probably ten minutes before i was able to get out of the house. the streets were in panic. i flagged a taxi who volunteered to take me to the hospital to check out our patients. christ church hospital is in an old building which is in the process of being replaced. our near surgery floor had ceilings collapse and evacuated patients to another ward. the emergency department was gearing up to deal with all the casualties. fortunately, the ambulan
. thanks for joining us this friday. of course you want to know what's up with earl. >> meteorologist lynnette charles has the answer. good morning, lynnette. >> good morning, jamie. happy friday, everyone. what is up with earl? earl is bringing some rain to the carolinas and virginia. as we go through the morning hours once that sun comes up and go into the afternoon, i'd say maybe around 12:00, 1:00, we will be seeing earl and it will be getting out of here. here are your headlines for today. the beaches still have a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch. the winds, 30 to 60 miles per hour with that, and the waves 10 to 15. and then the bay does have coastal flood advisories in effect for today as well. so ocean city's temperature coming in at 75 degrees. this is abc 2 storm tracker. we have not seen any type of change over the past hour here. the dew point is 75 and it feels like 71. the winds have been changing and that's about it. the satellite is showing -- this is what i wanted to show you before. i like showing you this one not because it's just pretty but because it show
you see the capitol dome. thank you for joining us for fox 5 morning news. i'm gurvir dhindsa. without any more hesitation, let's go over to tucker to find out what is happening with earl. it is huge, tuck. >> and it is getting bigger. let's go right back to it. category 2 hurricane. maximum winds, 105 miles per hour. the good news is the eye of the storm will stay just offshore during the next several hours. even though the beach communities from the vines right up to southern new england are going to take a beating, this could be a lot worse as this is a major storm. a lot of cloud cover across the washington area. when you head out this morning, there will be clouds. we'll go partly sunny this afternoon but you can see a lot of rain showers. bands of rain associated with earl starting to make their way inland not only in north carolina but in southern virginia and not too long here, even the maryland beaches will start to get in on the rain. let's look it the temperatures here in washington. we are now 78 degrees. with all the cloud cover, we are not cooling off overnight. 75 in fre
, but the evacuation means fewer customers this labor day weekend. >> it's going to put a hurting on us. >> reporter: there is a feeling here of relief that no one was hurt and that everyone will here will bounce back quickly. david? >> steve osunsami. >>> the national hurricane center is tracking earl as we move into this holiday weekend. and so we turn to bill read again tonight, the head of the national hurricane center. bill, where is earl right now and how long before we're out of the woods on this? >> right now, earl is south of new england and moving northeast at over 20 miles an hour. it will speed up overnight, come just south of nantucket and cape cod, and then move off into the canadian maritimes during the day on saturday. so, after people get up saturday morning, the skies are going to start clearing. >> that is the good news. you told me earlier that you have your eye on several systems already in the pipeline. >> this is the wave that with us gaston. another wave that came off of africa yesterday. these are ones that we are watching for potential development. and you can see the cluse
parliamentary elections. some of the political players may decide to use violence themselves as a pressure point. >> lehrer: newshour correspondent spencer michels examines the impact of u.s. supreme court rulings on local gun regulations in california. >> among the first results of the supreme court decisions on guns: gun shows like this may become more common in california. >> woodruff: plus an encore look at jeffrey brown's profile of tap dance great maurice hines passing the torch and tradition to a new generation. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the east coast kept a weather eye on the sea today, waiting for the arrival of hurricane earl. the storm weakened some during the day, but still had winds of 115 miles an hour. in kill devil hills, north carolina, the day dawned on a relativel
. robin is starting hers a little early. it's nice to have elizabeth vargas here with us. welcome back from your vacation. >> thank you. we left as the sea was churning. you could see hurricane earl. >> it's going to define labor day weekend for so many on the east coast. 26 million in its path right now. luckily, for a lot of us in the northeast, it's losing some of its steam. it's now a category 2 storm. we're going to show a live picture of virginia beach. the storm is just offshore there. sam champion is there. you see the waves kicking up. it was a little tough ride in north carolina. >> overnight, earl came within 85 miles of cape hatteras, with wind gusts up to 78 miles per hour. that is hurricane force. and it may be a sign of what's to come further north. over the next 24 hours, hurricane earl is expected to give a second punishing blow to eastern massachusetts. that's montauk right there. hurricane warnings are all up for cape cod and martha's vineyard and nantucket. boats being pulled from the water. fema, sending supplies and telling people not to be lulled into any sense o
, weakening the storm a little bit. but that's a player for us coming up. i will show you that. remember that. this is the storm and what's been happening, there has been high pressure that the storm has been moving around and it's continuing to pull off to the north-northwest. we have been saying it's going to make that right-hand turn. it's exactly where the high pressure builds. and sure enough tmade this right-hand turn, that will keep it from making a direct impact across the outer banks. then we see a trough, a really strong system, the first fall air mass of the year is pulling in. this is the jet stream. these are the strongest winds we have in the atmosphere, they are going to quickly become the main steering force for the storm, pulling it off to the northeast. we will have the storm here tonight. by tomorrow night, up around cape cod and the islands. so a very quick-moving storm that will bring very big impacts for the next 24 hours. >> all right. thanks very much. well, heavy rains already hitting the outer banks of north carolina. the national hurricane center reporting winds of
the hell out of you. >> thank you, thank you. >> wish you the best of luck. enjoy the sleep. let us know what it's like. >> i will. >> congrats, man. "the daily rundown" starts right now. have a great weekend, everybody. >>> this is earl. live picture of the hurricane bearing down on the east coast. and affecting labor day plans all over. >>> plus, labor yeah? surprisingly good news in the jobs numbers out just this hour. >>> and hey, ladies. could that special night on the town be unconstitutional? we'll explain. good morning. it is september 3rd, 2010. i'm savannah guthrie. chuck todd is off this week. we'll start with the storm. hurricane earl ripping through the east coast as we speak starting in north carolina and headed straight for new england. meteorologist bill karins joins us now. tell us where the storm is right now, how strong it is and is it headed for a direct hit of new england or spared? >> break it all down for you, savannah. the storm weakened considerably and helped out in eastern north carolina. outer bands exiting from the outer banks. virginia beach hit hard and mar
your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> good morning, america. i'm elizabeth vargas. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, september 3rd. and we have breaking news overnight. hurricane earl smashes against the carolinas. 105-mile-per-hour winds. waves up to 30 feet high. flooding the outer banks. the storm threatens to swamp beaches all the way to maine. >> eastern long island and massachusetts are next in its path. and will face hurricane conditions within 24 hours. sam leads our team of correspondents, live from the storm zone. >>> also breaking overnight, a suspicious package grinds miami's airport to a halt. the bomb squad called in, as thousands of travelers are evacuated and a suspect is arrested. >>> and not again. another oil rig explosion in the gulf, flinging 13 oil workers into the water. an eerie refinder of the deadly bp disaster. what went wrong this time? >>> you see the surf there. hello, everyone. we hope you're set for a fun labor day weekend. robin is starting hers a little early. it's nice to have elizabeth vargas here with us. wel
city. and man wale gale us has more. but first, let's go to adam may. >>> you name it, we have seen it here in ocean city. started rainy. then it was greery. now, it's sunny. big waves making for dangerous water conditions. >>> at the height of the storm, giant waves slammed into the beach. >> waves are probably some of the biggest i've ever seen. and it's pretty eerie. >> reporter: dangerous riptides prompted officials to prohibit swimming for a second day in a row. but some risked it anyway. >> it's crazy. >> one man was even arrested for skinny dipping with hurricane earl. there was no -- there there were no serious rescues at all during the hurricane. and it was almost like a tourist attraction, drawing people to the beach to see waves they've never seen like this in their lifetime. >> the waves are absolutely beautiful. >> reporter: the mayor says hurricane earl could have damaged beach front businesses, if not for a million dollars spent every year on beach front projects. they keep the dunes high and the water where it belongs. >> there were a lot of properties on the ocean f
hurricane, winds us0 miles-an-hour. it is fewer than 160 miles from cape hatteras, north carolina. the storm is expected to pass near the outer banks within the next few hours packing hurricane force winds that extend 70 miles from the storm's center. nasa has been using photographs for the last four days. you can see how the storm has been growing and rolling closer to the coast and closer to north carolina. the first strong bands of rain have already started to hit outer banks of north carolina. it is hit and miss you know how those bands go. today police went door-to-door to make sure everybody had received evacuation notices because the state's governor warned once the storm hits folks who decided to stay are pretty much on their own. we have extensive team fox coverage throughout the night. rick leventhal on the east end of long island in montauk. monitoring the storm, first jonathan serrie in north carolina. i'm told the winds are come and go? >> reporter: they are indeed. the winds are picking up and continue to pick up at a slow, but stable pace. you said it was hit and miss as far a
hill. good to have you with us this morning. >> talk about a big storm. this is a really big storm. it is the size of california. >> yes. >> that's how big earl is. at 1997 on the west coast, all eyes are on earl. it brought rain and dangerous wind gusts as it brushes up the eastern seaboard. >> at this hour earl is centered east of ocean city, maryland. top winds now at 105 miles an hour. it is moving north at this point towards long island and towards cape cod and all those areas are bracing for the impact. >> we have reporters up and down the east coast this morning from north carolina to massachusetts. and we start with cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella in kill devil hills, north carolina, where they have been feeling earl ought night long. good morning, kelly. >> hours, yes, good morning, harry. for hours and hours and hours and as you can see here, the strong winds and heavy rains are still coming in waves here along north carolina's outer banks. this after a long nerve-racking night as earl brushed up along the coast. hurricane earl battered north carolina's coast with s
gets top honors on the list that you don't want to be on on this night. remember, stay with us. stay with us right here because we're going to be your hurricane headquarters throughout the evening. this thing could be touching around the carolinas 2:00 a.m. that's our show. that's our show. here now, "larry king live." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> larry: tonight, a monster storm. hurricane earl striking north carolina's outer banks. warnings and watches are up along the east coast. high surf, deadly rip currents threaten everybody. we've got live reports from those in earl's path. and then israeli and palestinian leaders are meeting with president obama. can decades-old conflict ever be resolved? they got a one-year deadline. and the former secretary of state, madeleine al bright is here to tell us what's at stake this time. it's all next on "larry king live." all eyes are on hurricane earl, including rob marciano's. the cnn news and weather anchor is in kill devil hills, north carolina. rob, what's the situation right now? >> winds have been increasing. we haven't seen a
, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurricane warnings in effect still for the northern half of the coastline of north carolina. we also have tropical storm watches and warnings all the way up to new england. hurricane warnings for parts of new england as well. the big problem is going to be the storm surge. not so much the rain. it's going to be the storm surge, anywhere from two to four feet of storm surge, some areas picking up five feet of storm surge, but make no mistake, rainfall is still going to be an issue. we're talking about rain that could be anywhere from two to four to six inches, some areas picking up seven to ten inches of rain, especially as yo
? our meteorologist joins us in the fox news extreme weather center. >> scary day when you see a category 4 storm on your doorstep across the eastern seaboard. fortunately it has weakened significantly. winds down to around 110. it has dropped by 30 miles an hour. sustained winds over the last 12 hours that is great news. look at colors when you see darker reds those are the strongest of the thunderstorms that has been dissipating. better news we've been expecting take a right hand jog and that's what it has done. the center of the storm, as you see, now taking a right hand turn that keeps away from that outer banks area. nonetheless, very strong wind and very strong rain there and flooding that is going to come in from the sound areas from the north. this right here this is a water vapor image how much water is in the some of the higher levels of the atmosphere. you see dark colors this is this ridge of high pressure across the eastern seaboard bringing record breaking high temperatures in the 90s up into maine over the last number of days this right here is this front we've b
you very much. thanks for joining us, everyone. breaking news if you live from the carolinas to cape cod, stay up with us, the first big hurricane in years to threaten the east coast is getting ready to batter it. there it is, hurricane earl, somewhat weaker than it was last night but strong enough to do some damage and close enough to be felt on the outer banks of north carolina. you can see by the surf, 12 feet and rising, according to local reports. the area already under evacuation orders. local station wact reporting that authorities are using a reverse 911 system, calling local homes, warning anyone who answers to leave. covering it all for us, chad myers tracking the storm, rob marciano in kill devil hills, north carolina, and also tonight on cape cod where the storm is expected tomorrow, susan candiotti. a lot of plans for this labor day weekend could be upset. let's first go to chad myers. chad, where is it, how bad is it? >> it is off the coast of north carolina. it would be almost due east of what we would call morehead city or just a little to the south of there. it is tr
. >> thank you, ted. it's great to be here with larry, barry and terry. thank you all for watching us tonight. i have -- done so much. i just cannot believe that we have changed everything since i've become your governor in the last 600 days. arizona has been brought back from its abyss. we have cut the budget. we have balanced the budget and we are moving forward. we have done everything that we could possibly do. we have -- did what was right for arizona. i will tell you that i really did the very best that anyone could do. >> since i behad come -- unfortunately for brewer that ten-second period of silence might have been her most effective use of time all night. her claim of a balanced budget was false. brewer's democratic opponent took her to task for the budget lie. he also went after the governor for her anti-immigrant fear mongering over the summer when she was claiming they needed sb-1070 to prevent beheadings in the desert. >> which beheadings were you referring to? >> law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert, either buried or lying out there that have been beheaded.
in oc she's live to tell us what the tourists are doing after earl is long gone. >> reporter: people are showing up o think earl who. one thing you can see for sure are these tidal pools they got pretty deep at noon as the waves started rushing in. this crud along to see wall you can sea how high the water actually got. the tidal pools and rough dirt that's all you can see from earl. people here are ready to put this whole thing behind them. they want to match on with their behind weekend as for earl they have got two words, good riddance. in ocean city labor day weekend is your chance to get that last taste of summer. through at thrashers on the boardwalk a little storm named earl means there aren't as many people looking for a pilot. up and down the boardwalk business owners and vacationers are both ready to give earl the boot so they can get back to celebrating the last break for summer. >> i'm sure people will be out and about. >> reporter: you know what's not fun buying a house in the middle of this mess. amy was supposed to be that today. >> everything got canceled. >> repo
in virginia. sustained winds were whipping the north carolina coast and u.s. coast guard station at marreris reported highest gusts at 67 miles per hour before midnight. earl had weakened late last night. >> so as always, you can get the latest on hurricane earl on abc2news.com. we have a live web chat right now. we're showing you video behind the scenes before 4:00 this morning with joce and justin. we have the active earl. check out the web site, up-to- the-minute news on our home page and everything you need to know. just go to the weather tab and click on the hurricane center. stay with abc 2 news as more earl moves up the east coast. join us today for abc 2 news at 5:00 and 6:00 with live reports on ocean city with more tonight at 11:00. meggen? >>> it is 6:35 right now. more americans are planning to head out of town for the labor day weekend than a year ago. what remains to be seen is the big question. aaa expects 34 million people to travel at least 50 miles from their home up nearly 10% before 2009. so where are most people from baltimore headed? aaa conducted a survey. the most po
of the storm, dodged a bullet is what she said to us this morning. no lives lost and what seems to be only minimal damage, obviously as you can see from here, some flooding. the main road was flooded for a couple miles because of a reverse storm surge. while the threat is over in north carolina, they are boarding up in new york, especially on long island. the eastern tip of it, officials in east hampton and other parts of long island are warning beach-goers that waves could reach as high as ten feet. so they say it is best to stay away from the water until the storm passes. in massachusetts, people are also getting prepared as earl approaches. while it's expected to remain off shore, it could still bring heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding. forecasters have reduced the hurricane warning area for parts of the state. our coverage of hurricane earl continues with brianna keilar, live in ocean city, maryland. reynolds wolf tracking the laftest on the storm. brianna, you are at ocean city. we have been watching and talking to you since early this morning. i'm -- there you are. there is
england. the outer banks, they see a ton of storms. huge storms all the time. the trees and buildings used to it. eastern new england, the leaves are still on the trees and may do more damage out there on the cape. waiting for tonight to see how that plays out. radar, of the storm, ron in the last rain band from the storm and probably in sunshine in an hour or two. winds in delaware and maryland, no big deal. wildwood to atlantic city, gusting 20 to 30 miles per hour. so really the mid-atlantic not an issue. as the storm heads northwards, notice cape cod far to the east there. that's why it's going to see the stronger winds. rain showers moving up into new england and long island. you have to be out there on the end of long island to be hit by the storm. as far as the stormwise, a different view. hurricane warnings for cape cod. large waves are now arriving and that forecast path brings the storm closest to eastern new england right around 10:00 p.m. tonight for the reporters blowing in the breeze out there. i think we have escaped this one. it is underachieved. >> all right. bill karins,
peoole in our ugitive the news feature sectionnes in >>> ell us how you are fighttng back. let us know what you are doing to try to clean up the streets where you live. giveeus a call at this number on the screen. >>> how are the roads looking liie going in the lengthy holidaa weekenn. lauren has the traffic edge report. >> hi jeff. ffr those traveling to the beach this labor day weekend there are no probbems to report at the chesapeakkebay bridge but we -├║have a lot of problemsson our mainnline close to balttmore. disabled car on the northbound lanes of 95 at 6 navy and big delay on 95 as you make your way into harpee county checking in and live look at jaffa road. the northbound anes are really going to ad crash at mountain road. % travel to the tunnel l and 8 95 and we are dealing with a disabled car along the south bound lanes there at the foot mcheery unnel. west side of the belt way laccing at 45 miles er hour here at liberty% roadd ut we are dealing with and as kahn see moving along okay. that will not be the of the belt way. we arep side dealing with disabled car.
are telling us that the economy is not falling off a cliff. it's not booming, either, which is the bad news. >> reporter: but the median length of unemployment fell below 20 weeks in august. it had been 22.2 weeks in july. 19,000 construction jobs were added last month and 17,000 temporary jobs. nearly 400,000 temporary jobs have been added over the past year as employers have remained caution. >> there's a great uncertain any the economy right now. >> reporter: daniel herrick is c.f.o. of pillar performance eye wear in connecticut. a year ago his company had five employees, today it has 18. >> almost all of you are expansion has been with the use of temp employees. >> reporter: that still means work for louisa ola. >> i'm still pinching myself. >> reporter: after two years of looking, she finally landed a temporary job as a bookkeeper. >> for the first time in two years i didn't have to call unemployment. i didn't have to get up at 5:00 in the morning to get online with unemployment. it was wonderful. >> reporter: but it could be a while before others share that feeling, says economist mic
in less than two weeks. >>> ahead on "news 4 today." how nasa is using earl as an opportunity to learn things. >> we'll look at the damage earl has caused along the north carolina coast. >>> it's risky business, one store is not open yet and already getting a lot of attention in virginia. >>> a look ahead to the weekend as well as a check of the traffic. stay with u >>> hurricane earl is now pounding the outer banks with heavy rain and strong winds. the radar showing the center of circulation is 50 miles to the southeast of cape hatteras. right now, right at the nags head beach, they just had a gust over 60 miles per hour, getting very heavy rain. it should be raining in ocean city pretty soon. we are getting a few sprinkles around the metro area. light rain in the northern neck of virginia and on the lower eastern shore at this time. we'll have highs climbing out of the 70s where we are now to the upper 80s. maybe a little sun back this afternoon. there is a chance of a passing shower. great weather for the holiday weekend. a look into the next week in 10 minutes. >> ashley, how's tra
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farewell. then as the cameras rolled, he slowly came back to life and the whole family is with us for an exclusive interview today, friday, september 3rd, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on this west coast morning. they are looking at west coast time and that is cape hatteras in north carolina. i'm matt lauer. >> pretty rolling out there. i'm ann curry in for meredith. good morning, everybody. here on the east coast, as you were mentioning, earl has >> this morning the storm's outer bands stretch from north carolina all the way up the coast into pennsylvania andp ne jersey. fortunately the eye has so far remained offshore. that's good news. >> top winds are 105 miles per hour. it was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight, so, so far the storm surge has been minor and the flooding minimal. cape cod and nantucket are in its sights and are expected to get hurricane-force winds later today. >> we've got the storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker. he's in
us know how things change throughout the morning. jonathan serrie is there at kill devil hills in north carolina. martha: from new york up to new england were expecting strong winds that could cause a lot of damage and injuries as well. fox filliate reporter andy fox filed this report. check it out. >> reporter: we have 45-55-mile-per-hour gusting winds. this is the most severe wind we have had so far. the sand is kick up. we have the surf. when just had a big wave couple and crash on the sand banks. that's the latest from here. highway 12 closed at bonner bridge. i think the wind just blew out my contact. it's in my eye but it's not on my eye. martha: hate it when that happens. make the best of a tough situation. when it goes from a 4 to a 2, people say, gee. and we have seen a tropical storm turn into a 2 hurricane. it's a very big deal. bill: we are waiting for a category 5 hurricane off the coast of jacksonville. in the hours before it strikes it drops from a 5 to a 2. we think the danger is past. it moves up the coast to north carolina and hangs there for a week and floods
asked the type of specific work they were doing. they weren't able to confirm for us what exactly the responsibilities there junior there were initial reports of a mile-long oil sheen spotted near the blast site. the coast guard knocked down those reports. >> coast guard helicopters on-scene and vessels on-scene have no reports of a visible sheen in the water. >> reporter: experts say this explosion is nowhere near as serious as last april's explosion at the deepwater horizon site. >> we obviously have response assets ready for deployment should we receive reports of pollution in the water. >> reporter: congress isn't wasting any time with another oil platform explosion. some house democrats are already demanding answers. the house energy and commerce committee is asking scott josie, president and ceo of mariner energy, for a briefing on the incident. for abc news, eric barajas, louisiana. >>> meanwhile, at the site of the bp oil well, engineers there have removed a temporary cap that last month stopped all that gushing oil. no additional oil has seeped into the water because the
. they would use chemical or nuclear weapons if they could. the chinese government ordered food producers to start growing more comfortable -- growing more vegetables. in mozambique, seven people died this week in protests about the 30% rise of the cost of bread. the un called for a special meeting to discuss the implications of a price spike. >> more wild fires fanned by strong winds and more houses destroyed and more loss of life after 50 people were killed in july and august. underlying it all is a prolonged drought. they destroyed 20% of russia's wheat crop. the government extended its ban on wheat exports to compensate. thousands of kilometers away in mozambique's plight is starting to return to normal. the trigger was a sharp rise in the cost of bread. the government insisted it had no choice but to raise prices. seven people were killed. nearly 300 were injured. this has left extensive damage. what is happening to food prices? is there a risk of a repeat of the food crisis of 2008? the world saul price climbed -- saw prices climbing. while prices fell, they have been steadily on th
doing, they weren't able to confirm for us what their responsibilities were. >> reporter: there were reports of a mile-long oil sheen spotted near the blast site. coast guard knocked down those reports. >> coast guard helicopters on-scene and helicopters on-scene have no visible reports of a sheen on the water. >> we obviously have response assets ready for deployment, should we receive reports of pollution in the water. >> reporter: congress isn't wasting any time with another oil platform explosion. some house democrats are already demanding answers. the house energy and commerce committee is asking scott josie, president and ceo of mariner energy, for a briefing on the incident. for abc news, eric barajas, houma, louisiana. >>> here's the rest of the morning's weather from the rest of the nation. a wet day from the great lakes down to texas. with thunderstorms in detroit, cincinnati and nashville. fall-like temperatures with right rain across minnesota and wisconsin. meanwhile, some showers across south florida. >> cooling down in the nation's midsection. just 62 in minneapolis. 7
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